Saturday, March 30, 2013

Rio Tietê

This lovely card came from Brazil and it made quite a journey...It took exactly 207 days to get to me!
According to the postmarks, it left Brazil on August 20 and for some reason it was sent to Venezuela and it left on Septermber 5 then it was sent to another country (I can't read the postmark because it's almost erased) and then it finally came here! 

On the picture we can see Tietê river (Rio Tietê in portuguese), this is a Brazilian river in the state of Sao Paulo.

The source is in Salesópolis in the Serra do Mar, at 1,120 m altitude. Although the source is at most 22 kilometers from the coast, the escarpment of the Serra do Mar forces it to run in the opposite direction, to the interior, going through the state of Sao Paulo from southeast to northwest till it runs into the artificial lake formed by Eng Souza Dias (Jupiá) dam on the Paraná river, in the municipality of Três Lagoas, about 50 km from the city of Pereira Barreto.
The name Tietê was registered for the first time on a map published in 1748 by d'Anville. The name means "the truthful river" or "thruthful waters" in Tupi (a native language of Brazil).

Obrigado André!

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